That rose appeared three times in the collage! Wow. People like Roses. I drew that because of the Portland Rose Festival that occurs at the beginning of June.
For instance, manatees were not even on my radar until I was asked to create this piece.
A quick word about commissions. They always initially terrify me. Someone pays me money to create something for them and they haven't even seen it yet. They just trust me. What if I make something they don't like? I always have to start commissions with a pep talk to myself. The person has seen my work and they like what they see. So I just need to trust myself to create in the same way I create non-commission pieces. They are paying me to be myself, so I just need to do that. Just felt like expressing that. Trust yourself!
So... Happy New Year!